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Low Potassium (cont.)

Low Potassium Self-Care at Home

If you are monitoring low potassium levels, avoid long, strenuous physical activities because loss of potassium that occurs with sweating.

If dietary supplements, herbal supplements, diuretics (water pills), or laxatives are causing the low potassium symptoms, avoid taking these products and consult a doctor. Never stop taking a prescribed medication without first consulting your doctor.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/27/2014

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